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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Swing into golf season with a game at one of Whistler’s four championship courses


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Whistler, B.C. – After a long winter, Whistler’s four championship golf courses are all set to swing back in to action this May. Months of play on superb course conditions alongside stunning mountain views await golfers of every skill level. Take a peek at these 10 reasons to tee off in Whistler and then take advantage of early season deals on Whistler’s four unique greenways. 

Located just 25 minutes north of Whistler and set at the base of the snow-capped Mount Currie, Big Sky Golf Club opens May 1st. Coordinate your visit with one of the many events taking place this season at Big Sky, including the Jack and Jil tournament on June 17 or sign up for the introductory program Get Golf Ready. New for this year, Big Sky invites dogs along for the dog days of summer. Spend Monday and Sunday golfing with the pooch after 3 p.m., free with a paid green fee.

The Whistler Golf Club is set to open May 12 with a brand new fleet of golf carts all ready to welcome its millionth golfer this season. The millionth person to step on to the links will win the Whistler Golf Club to themselves for a day and a new outfit from Nike Golf. Golfers at the Whistler Golf Club will also be able to enhance their golfing experience thanks to a brand new app featuring scoreboards, GPS for the course, tee time bookings and much more.

Preparing for a May 12 opening, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course offers a fun and challenging course surrounded by creeks, flora, fauna and wildlife. Stay at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler for access to unlimited golf all day long as well as free access to the practice and learning facilities at the Chateau Whistler Golf Course.

Set beside a beautiful emerald-coloured lake and just minutes from Whistler Village, the Nicklaus North Golf Course features five sets of tees to suit golfers of all abilities. Test your skills on this unique course when it opens May 13 or enjoy one of the best views in town at their lakeside eatery, Table Nineteen.

Stay longer and play more rounds in Whistler with 3-night, 2-round packages starting from $155 CAD per person. Get back in to action with a golf getaway on whistler.com/golf.

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Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.944.7853 and whistler.com - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

Media can visit whistler.com/media for Whistler facts, media releases, story starters, local personality profiles and access to images and B-roll.

Broadcasters: Whistler now has the capability to take you live with our enhanced fibre network. The significantly expanded network of more than 200 kilometres of fibre optic cabling throughout the resort allows instant transmission of HD signals to any location at any time. Details on how to access, and book the fibre are available on our media site.

Media Contact

Marion Young
Specialist, Communications
T: 604.938.2726
E: myoung@tourismwhistler.com

Bree Eagles
Coordinator, Travel Media
T: 604.938.2718
E: beagles@tourismwhistler.com

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